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Don’t let tutoring torment you: Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

Don’t let tutoring torment you:  Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the inaugural year of the PREP block, there have been many ups and downs. In this period, many students use this time to monitor grades, get a head start on homework assignments, study for classes and tests, as well as completing and making up classwork assignments. However, other students hav...

Girls varsity lacrosse falls in first round of playoffs: Photo of the Day 5/11/17

Girls varsity lacrosse falls in first round of playoffs: Photo of the Day 5/11/17

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Spring 2017

On May 9, the #7 seeded girls varsity lacrosse team was defeated in the first round of the Frederick County playoffs against #2 seeded Middletown Knights, with a final score of 29-2.  With a weakened defense, the Lancers couldn’t get anything going against a Knights squad who they lost to previous...

Class of 2017: Seniors walking-off campus in 13 days

Class of 2017: Seniors walking-off campus in 13 days

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Senior Countdown 2017, Spring 2017

Varsity Baseball has few days left to make their mark in the baseball program before the athletes face a whole new ball game: The after high school phase. Kyle Beckwith will be attending York College to study in either business or physics. He will be involved in the athletic program at York playing base...

Pat Carson: A familiar face with a unfamiliar backstory

Pat Carson: A familiar face with a unfamiliar backstory

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Pat Carson is in the halls so often that most students probably think she is a staff member. Carson substitutes almost every day for many classes at LHS. She might be a familiar face around Linganore, but how many can boast a family connection?  I can. Pat Carson grew up in Chicago, with her mother an...

Dr. Theresa Alban holds senior listening sessions: Photo of the Day 4/24/17

Dr. Theresa Alban holds senior listening sessions: Photo of the Day 4/24/17

by Christian Nolan, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, Photo of the Day, Spring 2017

A small group of seniors met with  Frederick County Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban to discuss how their education has been as an FCPS student. Dr. Alban conducts these sessions at all of the high schools in advance of graduation. She wants to know what areas the students are involved ...

This is not a drill: The evolution of school violence and shootings

This is not a drill: The evolution of school violence and shootings

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under News

Four months ago, I sat in the middle of the lunchroom, going through my Twitter and Snapchat. Suddenly, a friend of mine from Oakdale High School frantically texted me, “Someone’s about to shoot up our school.” Worriedly, I asked what was happening. She responded to me, “I left. My mom took m...

Lancer JV baseball comes up short against Walkersville: Photo of the Day 4/4/17

Lancer JV baseball comes up short against Walkersville: Photo of the Day 4/4/17

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

April 5, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase, Spring 2017

The Linganore JV Lancers baseball team lost a tough game April 3  away from home against Walkersville. The game was close the entire way, with Walkersville pulling ahead in the 5th inning and handing the Lancers their first loss of the season with a final score of 10-4. A back-and-forth battle for the first 4 inni...

Varsity boys lacrosse continues hot start with dominant win over Frederick: Photo of the day 3/28/17

Varsity boys lacrosse continues hot start with dominant win over Frederick: Photo of the day 3/28/17

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

The varsity boys lacrosse team dominated the field against Frederick, winning 21-1 on Monday night. The final result was never in question, as the Lancers nearly held Frederick to a shutout. The Lancers lead the entire game, and held an extensive 16-0 lead at the half. Sitting at 3-0 a week into the season, the L...

Where’s the cow? Celebrate national FFA Week: Photo of the Day 2/23/17

Where’s the cow? Celebrate national FFA Week: Photo of the Day 2/23/17

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

This week is National FFA week! Throughout this week, there is a contest to support the FFA. There is a stuffed cow placed somewhere in the school and students can find it to get a chance for a prize.  Students locate the cow, take a selfie with it, and post it on Twitter tagging @linganoreffa with a creative caption that...

JV boys basketball ends on a high note with a winning season: Photo of the Day 2/22/17

JV boys basketball ends on a high note with a winning season: Photo of the Day 2/22/17

by Christian Nolan, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day

February 17 ended the boys JV basketball season with a huge win over Westminster: 63-30. Freshman Sean Lang (the third son in the LHS Lang dynasty) scored 12 points.  Christian Nolan scored 9 points, 3 for 4 from the foul line.  Bennett Formulak scored 7 points, hitting a 3-pointer. The boys...

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